Screening for asymptomatic carriage of Trichophyton tonsurans in household contacts of patients with tinea capitis: results of 209 patients from South London.

@article{White2007ScreeningFA,
  title={Screening for asymptomatic carriage of Trichophyton tonsurans in household contacts of patients with tinea capitis: results of 209 patients from South London.},
  author={Jonathan M L White and Elisabeth M Higgins and L C Fuller},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 8},
  pages={1061-4}
}
BACKGROUND There is currently an epidemic of tinea capitis in urban areas of developed countries caused by Trichophyton tonsurans. Recurrence or re-infection with dermatophyte is not uncommon after adequate oral treatment. Asymptomatic carriers who are household contacts may partly explain this observation by forming a reservoir for infection. PATIENTS/METHODS Two-hundred and nine household contacts of patients with tinea capitis were examined and screened for asymptomatic carriage of… CONTINUE READING